Lewisham Council - Downham and Whitefoot


Downham and Whitefoot

Find out more about Downham and Whitefoot including local events, democracy, schools, transport links and more.

Local events

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Fit bus transport to exercise for older people Free

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 15 November 9am to 1pm

Our minibus is picking older, isolated people up from 'hubs' in the local community and take them to exercise sessions available in Downham, Whitefoot, Grove Park and Catford South.


Get Online with Learn My Way  Free

Downham Library 15 November 10am to 12 noon

Join our supported sessions for seniors who would like to learn how to get online and become more confident with computers. Booking required.


Stop Smoking Clinic - Downham Leisure Centre Free

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 15 November 10am to 2.30PM

Free and friendly help from the stop smoking service


Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 15 November 2pm to 2.30PM

Join us with your babies for songs, rhymes and stories. For ages 0-3, no need to book.


55+ active social

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 15 November 2pm to 3.30PM

Sessions for older people aged 55+ to enjoy sports and activities they may not usually take part in (Boccia, short mat bowls, walking football, athletics, tennis, netball). There is also a break for teas and coffees!


Schools in the area:


Downham was mostly farmland until the 1920s with a rifle range that was close to today's Rangefield Road. London county Council bought the farmland between 1920-23 and built two-storey brick houses with gardens.